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Smart packaging keeps the Air-33 folding eBike small and light. At the core of the Air-33 is a 36V, 8Ah lithium-ion battery offering 25 mi (40 km) of range in the base model, and a 10 Ah Panasonic unit good for 35 mi (52 km) in the Air-33 Plus.

Smart packaging keeps the Air-33 folding eBike small and light

The slim battery is integrated into the bike's frame, where it locks into place with a key. When it's dead, owners are able to take it out and slot another one in, or charge it up in just two hours using a fast charger. In spite of the battery squeezed into the top tube, the bike is completely weatherproof. As is the case with most eBikes, there are a few different riding modes on offer. Along with unassisted pedaling, there's a hybrid setting that gives riders a bit of gentle electric assistance when they pedal. When it comes time to pack the bike up, it folds in the middle of the frame.

Along with its compact size, the Air-33 should be relatively easy to carry thanks to its light weight. On top of the base pledges, there are a few options on the list. Wacky multi-motor e-bike concept drops and slides into shape. Though some cyclists don't necessarily need or like electric-assisted bikes, the bicycle world has grown quite accustomed to the idea of pedals mixing with electric motors.

Wacky multi-motor e-bike concept drops and slides into shape

German e-drive manufacturer Brose is hoping to expand that relationship into a more open marriage of multiple motors per bike. Its Visionbike concept, possibly the wildest looking bike at the recent Eurobike 2016 show, uses several motorized systems to slide and shift into different riding and parking profiles. An established automotive supplier for more than a century, Brose has transitioned some of its expertise over to the world of e-bikes in recent years.

Klever X brings an alternative look to the e-bike market. Never one to be satisfied with the basic diamond frame, Germany's Klever Mobility has released what could be called its most striking electric bike design yet at Eurobike 2016.

Klever X brings an alternative look to the e-bike market

The all-new rear-motored X series houses its battery and some open air in a distinctive pentagonal frame designed to accommodate both lads and lasses. It comes in several variants, including a 600-watt "Speed" version that scoots along at up to 28 mph (45 km/h). The last time we checked in with Klever at Eurobike 2013, it was busy taking home awards for bikes like the S25 and B25. While still quite distinctive, those low-slung designs might scare off some sensitive male riders, given their resemblance to traditional step-through women's frames. The new X shouldn't suffer from any such image problems. Best electric mid-drive adds serious muscle and speed to existing bicycles. In addition to the hordes of e-bikes out there, the market has plenty of aftermarket kits designed to turn standard bicycles into electric-assist machines: electrified wheels like the Centinel and FlyKly, friction drives like the ConoDrive and Rubbee 2.0, and mid-drives like the Bimoz.

Best electric mid-drive adds serious muscle and speed to existing bicycles

With the exception of the rare powerhouse, like the 3,400-watt EGO-kit, these add-ons tend to use modestly powered motors for speeds between 15 and 20 mph (24 and 32 km/h) or so. The new mid-mounted Bikee Best kit packs more power potential and torque than average, aiming for better hill climbing capability and speeds up to 30 mph (48 km/h). Bikee Bike founders, brothers Luca and Matteo Spaggiari, hail from Italy's "Motor Valley," home to such names as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Pagani. It's no wonder the two grew up with a healthy love for all types of motor power and went on to individual careers working around motors and vehicles in various parts of the world.

Source: Bikee. Tilting e-quad gets tilting trike stablemate. E-bikes are a great alternative to a commute by car, and are not quite the lazy cycling option some folks believe them to be.

Tilting e-quad gets tilting trike stablemate

But if you want a little more stability combined with a tight turning circle, Poland's Jack Skopinski has built an electric-assist tricycle that makes use of the same exposed tilting mechanism as his wonderfully industrial-looking EV4 quad bike. Skopinski says that his EV4 tricycle is designed for "sensational cornering in the urban jungle," but that the tilting mechanism and suspension system also makes it a good fit for off-road adventures. The 150 cm long, 60 cm wide and 110 cm in height (59 x 23.6 x 43.3 in) e-trike has a 36 V, 13 Ah in-frame battery pack and a 250 W brushless electric motor for a pedal-assist range of up to 80 km (50 miles) and 25 km/h (16 mph) top speed. The battery takes about 4 hours to charge. The EV4 trike tips the scales at 35 kg (77 lb), including the battery, and is built to order for €2,000 (about US$2,200).

New e-bike combines classic, leather-and-wood style with hybrid electric drive. There are interesting electric bikes popping up nearly every day, but arguably the most interesting are the ones that provide electric power without looking like two-wheeled battery packs or design student projects.

New e-bike combines classic, leather-and-wood style with hybrid electric drive

We're thinking light, unassuming bikes like the Freygeist or Maxwell EP0. Best electric mid-drive adds serious muscle and speed to existing bicycles. In addition to the hordes of e-bikes out there, the market has plenty of aftermarket kits designed to turn standard bicycles into electric-assist machines: electrified wheels like the Centinel and FlyKly, friction drives like the ConoDrive and Rubbee 2.0, and mid-drives like the Bimoz.

Best electric mid-drive adds serious muscle and speed to existing bicycles

With the exception of the rare powerhouse, like the 3,400-watt EGO-kit, these add-ons tend to use modestly powered motors for speeds between 15 and 20 mph (24 and 32 km/h) or so. The new mid-mounted Bikee Best kit packs more power potential and torque than average, aiming for better hill climbing capability and speeds up to 30 mph (48 km/h). Bikee Bike founders, brothers Luca and Matteo Spaggiari, hail from Italy's "Motor Valley," home to such names as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Pagani. It's no wonder the two grew up with a healthy love for all types of motor power and went on to individual careers working around motors and vehicles in various parts of the world.

Source: Bikee. Carbon GT Review: Polished electric skateboard eats rough terrain for breakfast. When we road tested Evolve's Carbon Series electric skateboard last year we were pretty reluctant to hand it back.

Carbon GT Review: Polished electric skateboard eats rough terrain for breakfast

Responsive, fast, and whole lot of fun to burn around on, it quickly became the company's hottest seller. So what happens when you take an already killer design and up the power by around 10 times? Shimano gives mountain bikers a boost with STePS MTB. eBikes might be good for commuters who don't want to arrive at work trailing a river of sweat, but the technology can also provide a helping hand – or foot – to cyclists who want to get down and dirty.

Shimano gives mountain bikers a boost with STePS MTB

Shimano has recognized this with the new STePS MTB, a rugged eBike motor designed for off-road performance. Just like the STePS system it launched last year, Shimano's MTB motor is a pedal assist system that augments the power put into the pedals by the rider. Once you reach a certain speed, the assistance cuts out. That means the electric assistance isn't designed to create a new generation of rider hitting incredible speeds on mountain bike trails. Instead, it's designed to give a gentle boost to enthusiasts who aren't quite in peak physical condition. Bike motor keeps things small and simple.

A lot of people want an electric boost while they're cycling, but don't want to replace their perfectly-good existing bicycle with a costly new e-bike.

Bike motor keeps things small and simple

That's why several types of add-on motors exist. One of the latest, the Swiss-made bimoz, is not only a lot less obtrusive than most, but at 1.97 kg (4.3 lb) including battery, it's also claimed to be one of the lightest. Propella e-bikes look casual and power up via throttle or pedal assist. As we see each year at events like the North American Handmade Bicycle Show and Eurobike, bicycle designers will experiment with just about any style of frame. But they always seems to come back to the tried-and-true classic – the diamond frame. Perhaps, it's no wonder, then, that the e-bike industry is following suit. Lightweight Freygeist e-bike looks and lifts more like a regular bike. Some are louder than others, but e-bikes are usually easy to spot. Evidence like a battery pack sticking up off the down tube, a thick, rectangular top tube or a large motor on the wheel is hard to miss.

German startup Freygeist believes that the electric bike should look and feel more like the classic pedal bike. Its new Classic pedelec is virtually indistinguishable as an electric thanks to cleanly integrated hardware and a 26.5-lb (12 kg) curb weight. You won't notice the electric drive until it kicks in. Flyer TX-Series brings full suspension to trekking e-bikes. We’ve seen electric full-suspension mountain bikes before, and we’ve also seen electric trekking bikes. Flyer’s new TX-Series, however, is something you don’t come across too often – an electric full-suspension trekking bike. Gizmag checked it out at Eurobike. Bionicon's e-ram mountain bike motor is light and low-profile. While hub motors may be quite common on commuter e-bikes, they’re not so popular on full-suspension electric mountain bikes. That’s because they add unsprung weight, which nobody wants.

Various companies have responded by developing motors that are located in the middle of the bike, near the bottom bracket. These solve part of the problem, although they have to actually be built into the frame. That’s why Germany’s Bionicon has created the e-ram – it’s reportedly the world’s lightest mid-mount motor, and it could potentially be installed on existing mountain bikes. The e-ram is incorporated into a crankset, which is standard equipment on the company’s new Edison Evo mountain bike. The 250-watt, 48-volt brushless DC motor has a maximum torque of 60 Nm, and tips the scales at 1.45 kg (3.2 lb). That battery weighs 2.4 kg (5.3 lb), and looks like it would probably make the wearing of a hydration pack rather challenging. Sources: Bionicon, Kickstarter. Bolt M-1 finds a home between electric motorcycle, moped and bicycle.

Part electric bicycle, part motorcycle and part moped, the Bolt M-1 is a capable, two-wheeled machine engineered for urban commuting. The fully electric bike wears light motorcycle styling and can put out up to 5,500 watts for speeds up to 40 mph (64 km/h). It can also be dialed back to 1,000 watts and ridden like an e-bike. Bolt Motorbikes founder and CEO Dr. Nathan Jauvtis began commuting on a moped around the time he first moved to San Francisco. He found the moped to be the perfect vehicle for getting around the city – more speed and practical range than a bicycle but cheaper than a car.

HNF Heisenberg develops premium electric mountain bike with BMW i tech. Bultaco puts its motorcycle know-how into a 2,000-watt electric bike. When Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Bultaco announced its return to the market last year, we were expecting some new electric motorbikes. What we weren't necessarily expecting was an electric bicycle. Faraday Porteur e-bike hits the market. Babel Bike is claimed to be the safest bicycle ever built. While inclement weather and exertion are certainly factors, one of the big reasons that many people don't commute by bike is the fear of getting hit by cars.

London-based Crispin Sinclair Innovation has set about addressing that fact, with its new Babel Bike. Offering features such as a protective cage around the rider, it's being promoted as "the world's safest bicycle. " View all. Evelo Omni Wheel turns almost any bike into an electric bike. Whether you cycle to work or just for pleasure, there are no doubt times when a little help wouldn't go amiss. The Evelo Omni Wheel can provide just that assistance, replacing the front wheel of most bikes to give an electrified power boost. The Omni Wheel is one of a number of recently announced powered wheels for non-electric bicycles, but Evelo co-founder Boris Mordkovich believes it could be the first to market.

"Since we do not rely on crowdsourcing to fund the development and production, we are able to better control our timelines and meet the delivery commitments," Mordkovich tells Gizmag. "Although other companies have been working on an all-in-one wheel design for some time, at this point, we may be the first ones to actually ship the product to customers in March. " Those competitors include the FlyKly Smart Wheel and the Copenhagen Wheel. The Omni Wheel's battery size can be increased from 8.7 Ah to 14.5 Ah though, giving an increased range of up to 40 mi (64 km). Ulock jumps into the wireless bike lock marketplace. Over the past couple of years, we've heard about two different bicycle U-locks – the Skylock and the BitLock – that can be unlocked via the user's smartphone. A2B launches Entz e-bike with frame-integrated motor and gearless shifting. Modular Virtus e-drive transforms a regular bike into an e-bike and back again.

Barak brings the voltage to any bike. While electric bicycles are certainly becoming a popular new form of transportation, they're still generally much more expensive than their human-powered counterparts. Some people attempt to cut costs by converting existing bikes to electrics themselves, although doing so usually involves a fair bit of technical know-how. Self-contained powered Copenhagen Wheel hits the market – at last. Electric Bike Graveyard. Alter e-bike uses a hydrogen fuel cell to expand range. FlyKly aims to turn almost any bike into an electric motor-powered ride. Stigo electric scooter is claimed to be the fastest folder in town. Ebike-base.de - Die Elektrofahrrad - Marktübersicht: Test drives. Sphyke C3N secures bike components with mini combination locks. Stigo electric scooter is claimed to be the fastest folder in town.

Klever Mobility continues award-winning form at Eurobike 2013. Home - Klever Mobility. Neuer Pedelec Mittelmotor Nachrüstsatz von Schachner - Pedelecs und E-Bikes. Kwiggle Bike claims world’s most compact folding bike crown. Bigfish Line+ E-bike folds down in 10 seconds.